"Rotem offers a heartfelt, searching quality on this exciting double-disc endeavor, evident in his compositions, melodic interpretation and spacious improvisational approach."
- Alex Rodriguez, Downbeat
"Daniel Rotem’s sound on his horn is breathy, warm and wonderful... When I hear youthful and gifted musicians like these carrying on the legacy of jazz, I am encouraged."
- Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs
"A mature statement and one of which its creator can be justifiably proud, Serenading the Future sets a considerably high bar for whatever Rotem might do next." - Ron Schepper, Textura
"Rotem and friends never lose sight of the simple joy of creating together. May their future be just as bright and colorful as the present." -Geno Thackara, All About Jazz
"Rotem has a gorgeous fog of a tone, evoking images of vintage Ben Webster with his gorgeous gasp, and he teams it up with a creative mix as he employs violinist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, pianist Miro Sprague, bassist Alex Boneham, drummer Roberto Giaquinto and guest guitarist Jeff Parker and vocalist Erin Bentlage for a collection of rich impressions." -George Harris, Jazz Weekly
"Stellar instrumental music that feels like it fills in a lineage from Paul Horn forward, this sax man knows what he wants to express and does it like an old soul." -Chris Spector, Midwest Record